Washington’s envoy to the UN urged North Korea to take steps towards ditching its nuclear weapons program on Wednesday while suggesting that the hermit nation could be “headed in a different direction”.

Ambassador Kelly Craft presided over UN Security Council talks in New York after a spate of missile launches that have cast doubt on a revived negotiation process launched by U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2017.

“We are prepared to be flexible but we cannot solve this problem alone, the DPRK must do its part, and it must avoid provocations,”

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